There is no shortage of great books about Ireland. Here's a sampler to help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Looking for something good to read on St. Patrick's Day? You've got your pick when it comes to both great Irish literature and that by the multitude of non-Irish who were inspired by the Emerald Isle to pick up their pens and write. Below is a list of those most likely to please:
3. "Trinity" by Leon Uris. Through the intersecting lives of several Irish families, Uris tells the story of Ireland from the Famine of the 1840s on through the Easter Rising of 1916.
4. "How the Irish Saved Civilization" by Thomas Cahill. Cahill presents Ireland as "an island of saints and scholars" who kept Western civilization alive during the Dark Ages.
5. "William Trevor: The Collected Stories." It's hard to pick just one title by this Irish master so perhaps best to go with the omnibus.